Shiny's research focuses on the protein structural dynamics using magnetic resonance-based techniques. Her goal is to gain a mechanical understanding of blue-light activated photoswitches, namely Light-Oxygen-Voltage (LOV) and Cryptochrome-2 by probing conformational dynamics and changes in residue specific distance distributions, which will ultimately help her build a molecular movie of the light triggered structural changes in the proteins.
2014 - 2019: B.S.-M.S. dual degree, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali
2019 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)
2014: Recipient of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scholarship, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
2015: Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship
2016-2017: Best Academic Performance in the academic year